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The VB120 BROADCAST PROBE offers cost-effective and powerful monitoring in any broadcast operations ETR290
involving most commonly available signal formats. In particular the VB120 is capable of monitoring IP unicasts and
multicasts, OTT/ABR streams as well as a whole range of RF formats. Its modular concept provides the flexibility
needed for a cost-effective surveillance system tailor-made for each operator. System scalability in terms of SOFTWARE OPTIONS
monitoring capacity, signal formats handled and functionality ensures a future-proof solution, an invaluable asset
in an ever changing world.


VB242 VB252 VB252-SMA VB262 VB266 VB272




Figure - the dual PSU redundant 1RU Enhanced Chassis populated with 3 VB120 blades
The VB120 probe hardware is custom designed and built to telco-grade standards for maximum reliability and minimum
maintenance. Each VB120 blade consumes less than 12W of power. This drastically cuts on power consumption and air VBC
conditioning needs in installations. The VB220 can be paired with a full set of interface blades to cover signal formats such
as DVB-T/T2, DVB-S/S2, DVB-C/C2, QAM-B, 8VSB and ASI.
The ability to continuously measure all your media services makes the VB120 invaluable for confidence monitoring, thus
facilitating a more rapid network expansion. In addition the VB120 can do deep analysis of the broadcast signal reducing the MEDIAWINDOW FSM MICROETR RDP EII OTT
need to travel to remote locations when changes in the system is done or to find the reason behind alarms. GOLDTS

The VB120 BROADCAST PROBE comprises a fully fledged ETSI TR 101 290 monitoring engine used to monitor enabled
inputs, one monitoring engine per input working in parallel. The basic VB120 monitors DVB ASI, IP monitoring is enabled PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIFICATIONS
through the IP Monitoring and Analysis option and RF inputs may be included by adding demodulator blades to the system. Operating temperature: 0 to 45
Each Bridgetech ETSI TR 101 290 engine performs Priority 1, 2 and 3 measurements in addition to monitoring vital CA Storage temperature: -20 to 70
parameters, CA monitoring being of vital importance as CAS errors may lead to equally severe impairments as ETSI TR 101 Operating humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
290 Priority 1 errors. The monitoring engine may also be configured to check signal scrambling. PSI/SI and PSIP tables are
analysed and presented as table summary and hex dump, the latter enabling analysis of proprietary descriptors. CONNECTOR SPECIFICATIONS

Bit-rates are measured at TS, service and PID level, and the ETSI TR 101 290 engine also monitors RF parameters for Input voltage: 100-240 VAC +/- 10% 50/60Hz
optional demodulator inputs. Fully configurable round-robin functionality enables sequential monitoring of several transport Power consumption: 12W per blade
streams per monitoring engine. More details in the ETR290 pages.
10/100/1000-T management RJ-45
Monitor OTT/ABR streams at master play-out or at CDN origin server in all common streaming formats using the OTT 10/100/1000-T Video RJ-45
option. Streaming formats supported currently include Microsoft Smoothstream, Apple HLS, Adobe HDS, SFP Video
MPEG-DASH and basic RTMP.
Initial setup: USB Type-A
The innovative RDP technology (Return Data Path) that comes as standard on the VB120 enables easy re-routing of remote HD-BNC 75ohm female ASI input
signals from regional locations into a central location for decryption and advanced signal analysis. RDP reduces the need for
HD-BNC 75ohm female ASI output loop through
truck rolls and otherwise necessary on-site visits by skilled and expensive engineers. The VB120 recording functionality
allows alarm triggered or manually initiated recordings from any enabled input. SMA female 50ohm 1PPS GPS input

The VB120 has been designed to support all modern encapsulation standards including ISO/IEC13818-1 Transport Streams MECHANICAL SPESIFICATIONS
and MFRTP. The VB120 continuously measures signal loss, packet loss and packet jitter. These vital parameters are
Standard 19" 1RU rack-mount
presented through Bridgetech's own patented MediaWindow technology. MediaWindow allows for current and historical
data to be displayed in an intuitive and visual way for easy understanding of the media flows in an IP network. W x H x D: 483 x 43 x 400 mm
Weight: 4,2 kg fully populated
Alarm handling is one of the main tasks of the VB120 BROADCAST PROBE, and all measurements are checked against
user defined thresholds for alarm generation. A sophisticated threshold template system gives the user full alarm handling
control at probe, TS, service and PID level, ensuring that only relevant alarms are displayed.
Compliant to requirements for US and Canada. Designed for
Management and control for the basic VB120 is available through a separate 10/100/1000-T Ethernet interface, the
CSA approval. Bridge Technologies continuously improves
IP-enabled VB120 may alternatively be managed in-band through the 10/100/1000-T video interface or through the SFP
on products and reserves the right to modify the
video interface. Standalone access is achieved through the use of any standard modern web browser, avoiding the need for
specifications without prior notice.
a dedicated client application.
EMC: EN 55022I CISPR 22 Class A, EN 55024I CISPR 24,
With SNMP trapping and the comprehensive Eii (External Integration Interface) XML export the VB120 BROADCAST EN 61000-3-2/ IEC 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3/ IEC
PROBE is easily integrated into existing NMS systems either directly or through the optional VBC Controller Server (VBC). 61000-3-3, 47 CFR, Class B SAFETY: EN 60950-1, IEC
60950-1 Edition 2.0

10/100/1000-T RJ45 Management port with Link and Activity LED indicators ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE POLICY
10/100/1000-T RJ45 video port with Link and Activity LED indicators
Bridge Technologies co as is committed to fulfilling all
SFP gigE video port with Link and Activity LED indicators statutory environmental requirements in accordance with the
75 ohm HD-BNC ASI input port with TS SYNC LED indicator WEEE scheme.

75 ohm HD-BNC ASI output port for monitoring purposes In order to prevent the generation of hazardous waste, Bridge
50 ohm SMA female 1PPS input port for GPS synchronisation Technologies undertakes the responsibility for taking back
and recycling electrical and electronic equipment.
USB Type-A connector for initial setup
Expansion blades available for common formats such as DVB-S/S2, DVB-C/C2, DVB-T/T2, QAM-B, 8VSB, ASI This will provide incentives to design electrical and electronic
equipment in an environmentally more efficient way which
Thumbnail decoding of uni/multicast IP transport streams with audio bars and metadata takes waste management aspects fully into account.
Framework called RDP for relaying any IP multicast monitored to a different IP destination for further analysis
Functionality for record 200MB of the whole or parts of any transport stream monitored (RDP framework)
The BRIDGE, Bridge Technologies and BRIDGETECH
Automatic record trigger based on up to 3 configured alarm criteria with pre fill in order to catch fault
name, logo and all other related logos are registered
Flexible template based alarming system to allow custom configuration of what parameters result in an alarm being trademarks belonging to Bridge Technologies Co AS.
generated on a per-TS level
Bridge Technologies Co AS,
Alarm forwarding to 3rd party systems via SNMP TRAP via up to 3 unique destinations Address: Bentsebrugata 20, NO-0476 Oslo, Norway.
NTP client time synchronization support according to RFC2030 Phone: +47 22 38 51 00. Web:
VAT NO987002808MVA, DUNS: 7303 64945
DHCP client support on management and video ports according to RFC2131
Easy web-based software and license upgrade
XML-based configuration save and retrieval via web
ETR290 monitoring and analysis on ASI input port
One ETR290 engine automatically activated per interface module present in chassis controlled by VB120 (two engines
automatically activated for VB242 ASI input blade)
Full DVB and ATSC table support
PSI/SI/PSIP table display - high and low level including hex dump and table download
Analysis of EIT p/f and EIT Schedule
MIP table analysis according to TR 101 190 and TR 101 191
Unique tests designed by BRIDGE Technologies relevant to Conditional Access systems
ETR290 engine automatically activated per RF/ASI input port present on expansion modules
TS 101 290 analysis functionality on all IP multicasts in either round-robin fashion across all monitored IP multicasts or
continuously on all monitored IP multicasts
- All Priority 1 tests (TS sync, Sync byte, PAT, CC, PMT, Missing PID)
- All Priority 2 tests except Buffer Fill (Transport, CRC, PCR, PCR acc., PTS, CAT)
- All Priority 3 tests (NIT, SI rep rate, Unref PID, SDT, EIT, RST, TDT)
- Custom tests (CA system, PID bitrates, Service bitrates, MIP, Content)
Framework for monitoring and alarming on max/min service bandwidth
Framework for monitoring and alarming on max/min PID bandwidth
Visual tree representation of all PSI/SI tables with drill-down functionality
PID overview
Service overview
PCR Accuracy (PCR-AC) jitter histogram for selectable PIDs
Intuitive bitrate overview - service and PID based
Comparison framework where a visual comparison between two transport streams or two services is possible in terms
of ETR290 parameters and table set
Transport stream service status view with visual colour coded indication of problem areas
TR 101 290 alarm trending graph over last 24 hours
Powerful and openly available XML-based External Integration Interface (Eii) for 3rd party integration
Gold TS Protection
Condensed mosaic thumbnail view of all services monitored

Real-time monitoring of 10 multicasts/unicasts (upgradable to 50)

Monitors Transport Stream into IP according to ETSI TS 102 034
Microsoft MediaRoom X-bit RTP header extension support
IGMPv2 and IGMPv3 SSM support
802.1Q VLAN tagging support, selection and detection
Thumbnail decoding of MPEG2 and MPEG4 streams, SD and HD
Packet jitter and media loss measurements
Configurable alarm handling including severity level definitions
RTP dropped, duplicate and out-of-order measurements
Type of Service (TOS) and Time to Live (TTL) displaying
Time loss distance measurements (RFC3357)
FEC analysis (COP3)
MediaWindow visualisation technology

FSM monitoring of middleware or gateway services

IGMP monitoring, analysis and logging

Full real-time ETSI TR 101 290 alarming and analysis (Pri 1, 2, 3) for additional Ethernet transport streams in parallel

Real-time monitoring of IP multicasts/unicasts in steps of 10 can be upgraded to support 50 transport streams in parallel

VB242 ASI high-density input blade

VB252 DVB-T/T2 Demodulator interface blade single RF input
VB252-SMA DVB-T/T2 Demodulator interface blade single RF input - 50 ohm SMA connector model
VB262 DVB-C QAM/8VSB/Analogue Demodulator Interface blade single RF input - ITU.T J83 Annex A/B/C
VB266 DVB-C/C2 QAM Demodulator Interface blade single RF input
VB272 DVB-S/S2 Demodulator Interface Blade single RF input
VB272-SMA DVB-S/S2 Demodulator Interface Blade single RF input - 50 ohm SMA connector model

VB1G2-OPT Second 1GBit DATA interface Option. License factory ordered - requires sw v5.1 or later
VB1G2-UPGR Second 1GBit DATA interface Option. License upgrade - requires v5.1 sw or later
IP-OPT IP Monitoring and analysis. Licence for VB120 factory ordered
IP-UPGR IP Monitoring and analysis. Upgrade licence for VB120
AET-OPT Advanced Ethernet Tools. Licence for VB12/VB120 factory ordered
AET-UPGR Advanced Ethernet Tools. Upgrade licence for VB12/VB120
ETR290-OPT Full real-time ETSI TR 101 290 alarming and analysis (Pri 1, 2, 3)
for additional Ethernet transport streams in parallel, facgtory ordered
ETR290-UPGR Full real-time ETSI TR 101 290 alarming and analysis (Pri 1, 2, 3)
for additional Ethernet transport streams in parallel, upgrade licence
STRM-OPT Additional 10 streams for VB1 series Probe (up to 50 streams total) factory ordered
STRM-UPGR Additional 10 streams for VB1 series Probe (up to 50 streams total)
T2MI-OPT DVB-T2MI Encapsulation Synchronisation monitoring option, factory ordered
T2MI-UPGR DVB-T2MI Encapsulation Synchronisation monitoring option
OTT-ENG-OPT 1 engine w/active testing of 1 channel or 10 channels round robin (up to 5 engines or
50 channels round robin in total) Factory ordered. Disables TS Recording if HW1 - HW3
OTT-ENG-UPGR 1 engine w/active testing of 1 channel or 10 channels round robin (up to 5 engines or
50 channels round robin in total), upgrade. Disables TS Recording if HW1 - HW3
SCTE35-OPT SCTE35 Signaling Analysis and Logging. Licence for VB12/VB120 factory ordered
- requires v5 SW and ETR Engine
SCTE35-UPGR SCTE35 Signaling Analysis and Logging. Upgrade licence for VB12/VB120
- requires v5 Sw and ETR Engine
FLASH32 Flash Storage 32GB Option. Factory ordered only - requires software v5.1 or later